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Stratosphere Sarasota Wed Jan 14 9-9:30 am

Tune in to STRATOSPHERE SAROSOTA with guest Molly Swift (Program Director for ALSO OUT) discussing ending violence harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender indentity.  Stratosphere Sarasota is a show featuring current science and social science topics with co-hosts Nancy and Steven Norris.

Maternally Yours: Dear Listeners

On New Year's Eve, Laura’s youngest son Benjamin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Join the Conversation on Tuesday, January 13th at 6pm as Ryan and Dana bring you an update on Benji The Brave's diagnosis and discuss the future of Maternally Yours.

Florida Caribe, Tue., Jan. 13, 9-10am

The Catholic Church and Pope Francis have been a force for change both within Cuba and in U.S.-Cuba relations. On the next Florida Caribe show, we will talk to Jorge Ignacio Fernandez, a Cuban American and part-time resident of Sarasota, who has been working for normalization between the United States and Cuba for years.

"Yesterday's Dead Today", Monday, January 12th, 7-9pm

"There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!"

I'll be posting full setlists from now on, so scroll down...and I'll be posting the week's gig announcements as well, while my show's webpage remains down:

Grateful Dead
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA

January 12, 1979
FOB Cass. Master > DAT > Soundforge > CDR > Cdparanoia > SHN

Split 30' on the balcony with Sony ECM-280 mics > Sony tc158
Recorded by Eddie Claridge. Digital Remaster by Jim Wise.

Starting Sarasolo

In case you missed Renaissance SRQ this week, you can watch the video of our interview with Annie Morrison and David Coyle to find out more about the first annual Sarasolo Festival.

The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 1/9/15

Show favorite Greg Palast is joining Lew and Steve this week to talk about the recently departed and former New York governor Mario Cuomo and sadly reveal how he was perhaps not all he appeared to be.

Later in the show, author Dr. Jeffrey Orenstein (left)  will be in the studio to discuss his new book Fixing American Government and, of course, how that daunting task may be accomplished.

Next in our Indigenous in Music Spotlight "Leah Shenandoah"

2014 Native American Music Award Winner

On this show, our Indigenous in Music Spotlight is on the 2014 Native American Indian Music "Debut Artist of the Year" winner Leah Shenandoah.  Tune in this Saturday at 4 o'clock est, and enjoy us for a live interview.  Find out more about Leah on the web at

Sarasolo Sprouting

Sarasota folks are always coming up with new and unique ways to celebrate the arts in all of its forms. Join us this Thursday at 9am on Renaissance SRQ as we speak with Annie Morrison and David Coyle about the 2015 Sarasolo Festival, a four day celebration of solo performance art. Featuring 16 different performances and a number of classes and other activities, the festival runs from February 21-March 1. 

For more information, listen to the show and go to

Maternally Yours: Tears and Repairs

Join the Conversation Tuesday, January 6 at 6:00 pm as Ryan and Dana tackle an issue many women are too ashamed to discuss: the perineal and vaginal damage that can happen during childbirth. We'll talk to obstetricians about the different types of tears, how to avoid them, the short and long term effects of tissue trauma, and how the tissues can be repaired.


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